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Coleridge and Mackintosh: Revisionary Poet and Simpering ‘Dungfly’

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574018
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0004
Coleridge and Mackintosh: Revisionary Poet and Simpering ‘Dungfly’

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The munificence of the Wedgwood brothers. Coleridge's barbed relationship with James Mackintosh, who had written a spirited defence of the French revolutionaries, but later recanted in an attack which Godwin regarded as personal. Coleridge's dealings with the Wedgwood family, and with Mackintosh who later married Catherine, the Wedgwoods' sister‐in‐law. His hostility to Mackintosh's philosophy, based on Locke, Hume, and associationism, is accompanied by efforts towards evolving a new way of thinking of his own.

Keywords: Wedgwood; Mackintosh; Locke; Hume; associationism; French revolution

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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